Lowndes Square

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Lowndes Street where it enters Lowndes Square (trees to the right)

Lowndes Square is an upmarket residential community in Belgravia, London. Like much of Belgravia it is characterised by grand terraces with white stucco houses. The square runs parallel with Sloane Street to the east, east of the Harvey Nichols store and Knightsbridge tube station. It is home to some of the most expensive properties in the world. Russian businessman, Roman Abramovich bought two stucco houses in Lowndes Square in 2008 and, once completed, the merged house with a total of eight bedrooms is expected to be worth £150 million, exceeding the value of the previous most expensive house in London and the UK, at £80 million.[1]

George Basevi designed many of the houses in the square. Mick Jagger and James Fox once filmed in Leonard Plugge's house in Lowndes Square. The square was used as a setting in the Edward Frederic Benson novel The Countess of Lowndes Square. In Alan Hollinghurst's novel The Line of Beauty, the Ouradi family live on the square. The Pakistan High Commission is also located on this square.

To the east lies Wilton Crescent and Belgrave Square, other extremely wealthy residential areas of Belgravia.

Notable people[edit]

Notables either born in Lowdnes Square or who have lived there:

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Coordinates: 51°30′01″N 0°09′31″W / 51.50028°N 0.15861°W / 51.50028; -0.15861